Boy, 12, charged over alleged armed robbery of service station

A boy is set to appear in court following two alleged armed robberies in Sydney’s West, including a service station in St Clair.

It is alleged that the boy, who is 12 years old, entered a tobacconist on Melville Road, St Clair, at 8:45pm on Sunday 16 June, demanding money and vapes before threatening the attendant with a knife.

The boy left the store with vapes and an energy drink, while the employee was not injured.

Later that night, at around 10pm, it is alleged the same boy entered a service station on Banks Drive, St Clair, demanding cash and cigarettes and threatening the store attendant with a knife. He left the store empty-handed, and the employee was not injured.

Police officers arrested a 12-year-old boy near Alpine Circuit, St Clair. He was taken to Penrith Police Station and charged with robbery armed with offensive weapon and demand property with menaces with intent to steal.

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